Machine Language Manager By Bit Fiddlers Tutorial, Part 4: Using the MLM with Astrocade MAME Emulation For the Bally Arcade/Astrocade and Machine Language Manager Video Tutorial created by BallyAlley.
Machine Language Manager (MLM) is a 2KB cartridge written by Andy Guevara in 1981 for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade. It was released by The Bit Fiddlers in late 1981/early 1982.
In this this 30 minute video, I show you how to use the MLM cartridge with the Astrocade emulator included with MAME. I guide you through the general steps of getting and installing MAME for use with the Astrocade. Since the MLM makes heavy use of the 24-key keypad, I show you how to create your own 24-key keypad using a standard full-stroke keyboard by applying stickers to the keys. Finally, I wrap up this video with an over of the four-part series.
The four machine language program examples included in this video make up part four of a four part series. The series includes:
1) Machine Language Manager, Part 1: Overview and Background 2) Machine Language Manager, Part 2: How to Use the MLM 3) Machine Language Manager, Part 3: Using MLM Example Programs 4) Machine Language Manager, Part 4: Using MLM with the Astrocade MAME Emulation
This video is split into several parts:
0:00 - Overview of using MLM with the Astrocade MAME Emulation 3:11 - Segment 1: Overview and General Setup of Astrocade Emulation with MAME 15:47 - Segment 2: MLM Example in MAME - Listing the first 96 Bytes of the MLM Cartridge 16:07 - Segment 3: MLM Example in MAME - Typing in and Using the ASCII Character Set Program 17:40 - Segment 4: Creating a "24-Key" Keypad for use with MAME and a Full-Size Keyboard 26:56 - Segment 5: Wrap-Up and What Now? 29:49 - End Credits
This video series is aimed at someone who would like to use the Machine Language Manager for the Astrocade under emulation with MAME.
Archive Notes: This video was uploaded to YouTube on August 7, 2018 and added to Archive.org in HD format for archival purposes.